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  1. Vern T. Farewell

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a09037

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

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Farewell, V. T. 2005. Parsimony. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 6.

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  1. MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK

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  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Parsimony is introduced as a principle in the development of statistical models.


  • statistical models;
  • Occam's Razor